La Liga Latest Points Table – Real Madrid on top: Real Madrid went level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a win at Cadiz in a week dominated by the announcement and seeming collapse of the European Super League. There were fan protests outside the ground against the new league, which Real had intended to compete in.
Inside, the visitors ran riot, sealing the win with three first-half goals. Karim Benzema scored twice – the first a penalty – and provided the assist for Alvaro Odriozola to head in.
La Liga Latest Points Table – Real Madrid on top: The result gets Real’s La Liga challenge back on track after the minor slip in drawing 0-0 at Getafe on Sunday.
La Liga Latest Points Table
Team P GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 32 32 70
2 Atl Madrid 31 37 70
3 Sevilla 32 22 67
4 Barcelona 30 43 65
5 Real Betis 32 -3 49
6 Villarreal 32 13 49
European Super League is on standby: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez defiant even as top clubs withdraw
Even as 10 of the 12 founding members of the European Super League withdrew after severe backlash from fans and former players, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez stressed that the breakaway league is far from dead. Florentino Perez said the Super League is on standby and the stakeholders are working towards creating a “very similar” competition in the near future.
Pérez, who would have been the new league’s founding chairman, said the clubs behind the Super League will continue working on a way to make the competition work, even if changes have to be made to its format.
Perez said the group is open to discussing ideas with European football’s governing body and other entities to help the game amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are going to keep working,” Pérez told Spanish radio network SER in an interview.
“We are looking for ways of getting this done. It would be a shame not to get it done.”
The Super League was announced on Sunday but essentially folded after the English clubs involved in the project pulled out Tuesday amid escalating backlash from their supporters.
On Wednesday, Atlético Madrid and the three Italian clubs in the project – Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan – also opted out. That left Real Madrid and Barcelona as the only clubs still officially in the new league.